Greengage undertook the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) for the proposed development of the Royal Foundation of St Katharine in Limehouse, Tower Hamlets. The proposed development will comprise of 114 residential units, hotel, workspace, and flexible cafe/community floorspace, including new public realm, blue badge car parking, landscaping and associated works.
To maximise the health and wellbeing of future and adjacent residents, the scheme will include wheelchair accessible units, provide semi-private rooftop gardens, include doorstep play space on-site, provide secure cycle spaces, and incorporate a number of measures to reduce overheating including passive ventilation.
Greengage undertook the HIA for the scheme collating data from the project team to assess the development’s impact on the health and wellbeing of residents and adjacent users.
As part of the HIA, Greengage conducted a thorough national and local policy review and established the baseline conditions of the area through a detailed desktop study. Potential impacts to these conditions were assessed using the Healthy Urban Development Unit rapid HIA tool. As part of the assessment consideration was given to the health of the local population, local deprivation and inequalities, the connectedness of the site, the provision of healthcare and education facilities and access to play space and open space.
Greengage then liaised with the project team on the need for mitigation and enhancement measures. This included identifying the need for local employment and skills targets during construction, secured through the Section 106 agreement.